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New York Pro Musica

New York Pro Musica (New York Pro Musica Antiqua), vocal and instrumental ensemble, founded in New York City in 1952 by Noah Greenberg. One of the earliest groups to attempt historically correct performances of early music, it specialized in compositions of the era 1200 to 1700 and researched and reconstructed much of the music it performed. Instruments such as the sackbut, shawm, crumhorn, zinke, viola da gamba, and portative organ were also restored or constructed. The ensemble was famous for its annual production of the Play of Daniel, a medieval music drama. The group disbanded in 1974.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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